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Why Your Ecommerce Store Needs a Business Plan (and How to Write One)

If your first thought when hearing the words "business plan" is "yuck", then you're not alone. For most people, the thought of writing a business plan brings up painful memories of past homework assignments and many online store owners view them as something only "real world" businesses and Silicon Valley…

The 10 Best Places Ecommerce Entrepreneurs Go To Find Product Ideas

Coming up with a great idea for a product to sell online will occasionally strike when you least expect it. Many times though, it’s something you need to be proactively on the lookout for. The internet contains a wealth of ideas and inspiration, but as a new entrepreneur, where do…

Why Every Ecommerce Business Needs a Blog (And 9 Ideas to Get You Started)

You want traffic to your site. Blogging generates traffic for your site. Everybody understands the first part, but surprisingly few businesses grasp the second part.It’s tempting to give in to the idea that the only way to generate sales is engaging in direct sales. Handling inventory, nurturing your email list,…

Shopify’s App Wishlist

While the Shopify platform covers most of the needs of people who want to sell stuff online, it can't cover them all. That's why we built an API and have the concept of apps: programs that third-party developers can write -- and as an added bonus, sell -- to add…

Build-a-Business Contest Winners Announced!

After six months, and over a thousand amazing online stores started, we are proud to announce the end of the Shopify/4 Build-a-Business Contest and of course, the winners! The participants came up with an amazing variety of ideas, and we loved seeing the kinds of businesses that came out of…

What To Sell Online: 10 Interesting Product Ideas Trending Right Now

With thousands of products available to sell online, narrowing one down can be overwhelming. Recently, we learned eight strategies for finding your first product and in our last post we discovered ten places entrepreneurs go to find product ideas. Since then, we've gone through all of those resources ourselves and have selected…

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